Jay Williams meets with Delphi salaried retirees

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Jay Williams meets with Delphi salaried retirees

WYTV — Former Youngstown mayor Jay Williams came back to his hometown Friday morning to meet with representatives of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association.

Williams, who is the current Executive Director of the Federal Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, also known as the nation’s Car Czar, listened to the retirees’ concerns in a closed meeting at the Voinovich Center downtown. He spoke to the media afterward.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, applauded the meeting, which they helped arrange.

“As Jay knows from his years spent in the Mahoning Valley, thousands of retirees in Ohio dedicated their careers to working for Delphi and General Motors. Many of these retirees are continuing to experience economic hardship following the collapse of their former employer,” Brown said. “Even though Jay has moved onto a new role in the Department of Labor, he hasn’t forgotten about Ohio and its auto workers. I encourage Jay to do whatever possible to assist these retirees, who have yet to receive the pensions they earned and deserve.”

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